The postmodern imagination is characterized by revisionism and multiplicity. We will read works by writers representing the multiplicity of American culture and the power that expression gains from the freedom from tradition in the postmodern imagination.
A short test will be given on each reading assignment. Participation in discussions in class will be a part of the evaluation. The final exam will consist of one essay question to be written in paragraph writing form in English.
1. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (Vintage Books ISBN-10: 0679727299; ISBN-13: 978-0679727293 2. Tony Morrison, Jazz (Vintage, 2001) ISBN-10: 0099750910 ISBN-13: 978-0099750918 3. Raymond Carver, “A Small Good Thing”プリント配布 4. Leslie M. Silko, “Storyteller” (プリント配布)
Take good lecture notes. Read the assignment in time for the lectures. Attendance will be taken mainly by the short tests. You are encouraged to ask questions and give your views in class.
We will roughly follow the schedule below. 1. Nabokov, 6 weeks 2. Morrison, 4 weeks 3. Raymond Carver, 1 week 4. Silko, 2 weeks
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